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Business consultant Dr Wang advises on the need to adapt (pt 3/3)

Business consultant Dr Wang advises on the need to adapt (pt 3/3)
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  • Business consultant Dr Wang advises on the need to adapt (pt 3/3)
  • Duration: 02:26
  • Dr Wang is now a successful business entrepreneur in her own right and owns a luxurious apartment to prove it. She invites her friends around for a party. These are former comrades of hers, with whom she spent eight years in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution being "re-educated" by the peasantry. Those were hard times that have had a profound effect on Dr Wang and her friends, and an unforgettable experience that they don't want their own children to have to undergo. Dr Wang needn't worry now. In fact, some think she'll rise even higher and be given an important position in government. Although Dr Wang is ambitious, money and power are not everything. To her, what's more important is happiness. Without this, what's the point in anything else?With thanks to "China Central Television".
  • Credits: BBC Motion Gallery
  • Subject:

    Chinese

       Topic:

    Jobs and Careers

  • Keywords: Cultural Revolution, comrade, "re-education" by the peasantry, sense of mission, government elite
Ideas for use in class
  • Research on the "re-education" of youngsters during the Cultural Revolution - why this was done and what the consequences were.
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  • Clip language : Chinese
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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